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  • Abe's writing will be displayed at Springfield museum

    The oldest known sample of Abraham Lincoln’s writing will be on display during August at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., according to Myjournalcourier.com
    It’s a page from teenage Lincoln’s sum book, a homemade booklet of scratch paper Lincoln used to practice math.
    Lincoln’s stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, saved the book for 35 years. After the president’s death, she gave it to his law partner, who gave away pages to Lincoln’s friends. Ten pages still exist.

  • 'Stop the Traffick' begins Lincoln road trip

    A classic 1964 Volkswagen Beetle traveled through Hodgenville Wednesday, drawing stares with its burdensome luggage rack and growing number of fender autographs.

  • City worker injured when tanker flips

    A single vehicle accident involving a city waste truck last Wednesday sent the driver to the hospital.
    According to Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, city worker John Thurman, 58, of Buffalo, was en route to a disposal site behind Abraham Lincoln Elementary School to dump a tank of water when the tanker vehicle he was driving overturned.
    City Police Chief Steve Johnson said the 1989 GMC waste truck tipped when the load shifted while rounding a corner.

  • Hunter's owner dies

    A former Hodgenville business owner died Saturday at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Jodi Faye Richardson, 38, of Elizabethtown, owned Hunter’s Ice Cream and Grill (the current location of Hodgenville Grill).
    She was a 1991 graduate of LaRue County High School.
    She is survived by her husband, Lowell Richardson Jr.; two sons, Maxwell Wyatt Richard-son and David Hunter Richard-son, all of Elizabeth-town; and her parents, the Rev. Don and Brenda Wyatt Flanigan of Sonora.

  • Pat Meers, long-time deputy clerk, dies at age 63

    Parthenia “Pat” Meers, a familiar face at the LaRue County Courthouse for three decades, died Sunday, July 31, after suffering a heart attack.

    It was just short of the anniversary (Aug. 1, 1983) she started her career at the courthouse and 364 days since her retirement from the circuit clerk’s office.

    Meers, 63, worked as chief deputy, handling juvenile casework. She was friendly, but firm in handling the confidential nature of the court files. It was common to see families asking for her assistance and advice in the office.

  • Page of Lincoln's early writing on display

    The oldest known sample of Abraham Lincoln’s writing will be on display during August at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., according to Myjournalcourier.com

    It's a page from teenage Lincoln's sum book, a homemade booklet of scratch paper Lincoln used to practice math.

    Lincoln's stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, saved the book for 35 years. After the president's death, she gave it to his law partner, who gave away pages to Lincoln's friends. Ten pages still exist.

  • Mount Sherman post office could close

    Those who get their mail at Mount Sherman Post Office could soon have a change of address.

    The post office is one of about 3,700 being studied for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. More than 130 of the locations are in Kentucky.

    Last week, USPS announced in a press release that because more and more customers are conducting postal business online, on smart phones and at other retail stores, the need for post office locations, which is the largest retail network in the country, is declining.

  • Traditional lightbulbs on the way out

    Federal regulations will soon change the way residents light up a room.

    Beginning next Jan. 1, the new regulations will prohibit the sale of standard 100-watt incandescent light bulbs.

    On Jan. 1, 2013, the traditional 75-watt bulb will no longer be available, and on Jan. 1, 2014, the traditional 60- and 45-watt bulbs will no longer be sold. California began the transition this year.

  • PHOTO: Miss Teen 2011

    Miss Teen LaRue County Fair and Miss Congeniality Cayleigh Allen, Hodgenville, daughter of Cassie and Joe Allen; first runner up Morgan Miller, Breckinridge County, daughter of Philip and Britney Miller; second runner up Ansley Stalcup, Clinton County, daughter of Patricia and JR Stalcup; Miss Photogenic, Patricia Ann Gibson, Hodgenville, daughter of Melanie Wells and Roger Wells, and the late Denver Gibson.

  • One transported in car vs. garbage truck crash

    A Hodgenville woman escaped serious injury July 20 when she drove her car into the rear of a garbage truck.
    Angela Ballard, 25, was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry south on Bardstown Road in the Ovesen Heights community about 9 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.
    The vehicle struck a southbound garbage truck owned by Waste Transport LLC of Elizabethtown and driven by Charles Robertson, 50, of Elizabethtown.